The Queer Spirit Podcast

Episode 17:
Healing Magics of the Oppressed
with Chiron Armand



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Chiron Armand, founder of Impact Shamanism, is a spirit-initiated shaman holding additional initiations in such New World traditions as Haitian Vodou, Brazilian Quimbanda, and the Unnamed Path. He is a trained hoodoo root doctor in the Southern Conjure tradition and is the author of Deliverance!: Hoodoo Spells of Uncrossing, Healing, and Protection and Clearing Spaces: Inspirational Techniques to Heal Your Home. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from New York University and a BA in Ritual Anthropology and Queer Studies from Hampshire College.

Episode Highlights

  • Chiron shares how he first started his mystic path through herbalism & tarot, and then through the Unnamed Path tradition of shamanic witchcraft for men who love men.
  • We talk about the variety of spiritual and healing traditions he has studied and practices, which lay a framework for the ways he supports his clients in their healing work.
  • He tells us of his recent experiences with Dionysis as a guide to help him heal family and ancestral lineage.
  • How he weaves his education and practice of performing arts into his ritual work.
  • The way that folk magic is a magic of the oppressed and shamanic practice works to undo trauma – both are ideal to support the queer and POC communities.
  • Chiron explains soul loss and how he practices soul-part retrieval as a significant part of his healing practice.
  • He explains the differences between unbinding, uncrossing and cleansing work as a result of curses or other negatively intentioned spiritual attacks.


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